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19 Mar, 2021

Five Things You Should Know About Nebraska’s Legal Malpractice Limitations Period

2021-03-19T12:34:28-05:00March 19th, 2021|Legal Malpractice, Limitation of Liability, Litigation, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor, Statute of Limitations, Statute of Repose|

Legal malpractice claims are an unfortunate part of the practice of law.  Nebraska’s professional negligence statute is ‘occurrence based.’  See Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-222.  That means the two-year limitations period is triggered by, and begins to run from, the date of the alleged negligent act or omission. As straightforward that may sound, as with most things there are exceptions.  So here are 5 things you should know: 1.The limitations [...]

27 Jun, 2018

Lawyers are Not Guarantors: Proving Causation in Legal Malpractice Cases

2018-08-13T14:48:39-05:00June 27th, 2018|Expert Witnesses, Legal Malpractice, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

Your client had a great case. Or so you thought – just before the jury came back and found for the opposing party. Your disgruntled client is now looking to you to make her whole. Are you on the hook for the disappointing results? Of course, the answer depends on whether you committed malpractice; that is, whether you used the same skill, prudence, and diligence as lawyers of ordinary [...]

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